On December 23rd, 2019, the Scuderia Ferrari made itself and Charles Leclerc the most beautiful Christmas present: They announced the contract extension of their collaboration. We take this as an opportunity to dedicate the last blog article of this year to him, before we start into a new modelcar-blog-season on January 3rd, 2020. Leclerc was born in Monte Carlo in 1997 and started his motor racing career in karting in 2005. In 2014 he switched to the Formula Renault; In 2015, there were four victories in the European Formula 3 in the final accounts. In 2016 the Monegasque went into the GP3 series, prevailed against his team-mate Alexander Albon and became champion. And was given access to the Ferrari Driver Academy, Scuderia's funding program, in which Leclerc carried out test drives for Ferrari and Haas in Formula 1 the following year - 2017.
Which does not mean that he would not have continued to face the sporting argument: Leclerc won the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017 with Prema Racing. He actively intervened in Formula 1 the following year and started for Sauber, finishing 13th in 2018 with 39 points. In 2019 he got a cockpit next to Sebastian Vettel. After two victories, two second and six third place finishes and seven poles, Charles Leclerc ended the year in fourth place overall with 264 points. “I am very happy to stay with Scuderia Ferrari. Last season it was a dream year for me to drive for the most famous Formula 1 team”, said Leclerc on the occasion of the contract extension until 2024: “After an intense and exciting year 2019, I can't wait to have an even closer relationship with the To build a team!"
Team boss Mattia Binotto: "With every race of this year, our wish to extend the contract with Charles, became more and more obvious. The decission means that he is going to stay with us for the next five seasons. It shows that Charels and the Scuderia have a firm future together!" Concerning the modelcars you will be led by the link embedded below to an overview of miniatures in the scales 1:43 and 1:18 from the production of Bburago, BBR and LookSmart as well as Minichamps, which we still have in stock for the Monegasque racing cars. However, we leave the last word to Charles: "I'm very excited to see what the future holds and can't wait to get started again next season!" The CK bloggers agree and wish you a happy new year!